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  • 29-Apr-2014 20:12 | Deleted user

    Lander Toyota was proud to recently sponsor the Team Ride for Awareness in which a team of riders including police officers and civilians rode from Newcastle to Sydney in a bid to raise money for White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon Day initiative aims to stop violence against women.

    The team successfully arrived at Blacktown Worker's Club at 6:30am Monday 25th November on White Ribbon Day itself and raised over $20,000 in support of the cause.

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    • 2013 Camry Altise from $28,990 driveaway
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    For more information, call 02 8884 4888 or visit

    *Some Toyota Buyer’s Advantage offers are extended. 1% comparison rate available to approved personal applicants & a 1% annual percentage rate is available to approved Bronze & Silver Fleet and primary producer applicants of Toyota Finance for the financing of Yaris, Aurion, 2013 & 2014 Prado GX and GXL, 2013 HiLux 4x2 and 2013 Camry Altise & Atara ranges. Excludes Camry Hybrid and demonstrators. Finance applications for Prado and Hilux models must be received and approved between 1/04/2014 and 30/04/2014 and vehicles registered and delivered by 05/05/2014 unless extended. Finance applications for Yaris, Camry and Aurion models must be received and approved between 1/04/2014 and 30/06/2014 and vehicles registered and delivered by 04/07/2014 unless extended. Maximum finance term of 48 months applies. Conditions, fees & charges apply. Comparison rate based on a 5 year secured consumer fixed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Toyota Finance is a division of Toyota Finance Australia Limited ABN 48 002 435 181, AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 392536

    [A] Recommended driveaway price includes 12 months registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance, dealer delivery charge and stamp duty. 

  • 29-Apr-2014 20:11 | Deleted user

    Moore Stephens Sydney West (MSSW) has been a proud sponsor of WSBC for 22 years. On the 1 May staff and partners of MSSW will join professional services firm Deloitte, based in the Parramatta office.

    Stewart Thompson, Moore Stephens Sydney West’s Managing Partner, said: “Like Deloitte, Moore Stephens Sydney West has been in Western Sydney for over 30 years and our union will capitalise on a strong cultural fit, mutual networks and growth opportunities for both firms, for the benefit of our clients and employees.”


    The majority of the staff and partners from MSSW will join Deloitte Private - a unique practice within Deloitte focused solely on helping private clients, private individuals or privately owned businesses.  The Deloitte Private business model delivers the best of both worlds - a dedicated team passionate about providing practical advice, commercial guidance and workable strategies; combined with the breadth and depth of a global professional services organisation - bringing world class ideas, expertise and solutions to businesses.


    David Hill, Deloitte Private National Managing Partner commented: “Home to some 75,000 private businesses, Western Sydney is a vitally important and exciting market for Deloitte Private.  We are delighted to be joining forces with the Moore Stephens Sydney West partners and staff to deliver the highest value professional services to the growing number of private, family-owned businesses and not-for-profit entities in this key region of the Australian economy.”


    Commenting on the union of the two firms, Deloitte Office Managing Partner Western Sydney, Danny Rezek, highlighted the ongoing investment Deloitte has made in the Western Sydney region over the past 30 years and its future growth potential. Deloitte Private is excited to support WSBC as a platinum sponsor.


    For more information click here or contact David Mansfield


  • 29-Apr-2014 20:09 | Deleted user

    The event industry gathered to celebrate the launch of Sydney Showground’s bold new brand. The launch was held in the newly opened 10,000sqm multi-purpose building which is now operational for the first time since it was completed in early March.

    The new brand comes with bright new colours and the tag line “Big Experiences.”

    ‘Big is what differentiates us in the market place and we want to ensure that all of our customers, their customers and most importantly, their visitors have a ‘Big Experience’ each and every time they attend an event at Sydney Showground,’ commented Peter Thorpe, General Manager, Sydney Showground.

    ‘The new brand has been twelve months in the making and involved extensive research and surveying of our clients, prospects and other key stakeholders. It was through this research and subsequent workshops that our ability to do ‘Big’ well was identified. We also identified other areas that needed a bit of polish or upgrade and have taken steps to address these as well.’

    The launch of the new brand coincides with the opening of our wonderful new facility which takes us up to over 32,000sqm of pillarless event space. Both of these achievements show that Sydney Showground is serious about supporting the events industry and is prepared to follow through on what we promise.’

    At the same time, the Sydney Showground website is being relaunched to reflect the new brand and new technologies with the ability to be viewed on any mobile device

    The brand launch preceded the Sydney Royal Easter Show ‘Arts Preview’ which had over 1,300 guests and was officially opened by The Hon, George Souris, Minister for the Arts, Major Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Hunter. The ‘Arts Preview’ is the first major event to be held in the new building just two days before the opening of Australia’s largest event the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

  • 29-Apr-2014 20:07 | Deleted user

    One of Australia’s largest TAFE Institutes is leading the way with a new initiative designed to boost apprenticeship completions across New South Wales by assessing people’s suitability to undertake an apprenticeship before they start.

    The five day ‘Trade Readiness’ program will give more than 1,100 NSW senior school students and those who have left school a chance to demonstrate that they have the skills and competencies needed to excel in an apprenticeship.

    The voluntary program consists of four days of intensive hands-on training and assessment, with a fifth day involving literacy and numeracy screening, exit interviews, career advice and counselling.

    The program will initially be made available to young people interested in an apprenticeship in carpentry, plumbing and various automotive trade areas and eventually expanded to include many other trades-based occupations.

    The ‘Trade Readiness’ program was pioneered by TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute (TAFE SWSi) in 2013, focusing on skills including initiative, attitude, trade literacy and numeracy, hands-on skills and coordination.

    It will be rolled out across TAFE NSW Institutes in the first half of 2014 with the financial backing of the NSW Government.

    TAFE SWSi Institute Director, Peter Roberts said the program was a win for both apprenticeship hopefuls and employers.

    “As it stands, only around 50 per cent of apprenticeships in NSW are being completed, costing both employers and apprentices precious time and money,” Mr Roberts said.

    “The ‘Trade Readiness’ program will help increase the likelihood of an apprenticeship completion by putting more young people in NSW on the right career path to begin with.

    “It will also provide employers across the State with the opportunity to employ people with the demonstrated skills and competencies needed to excel in an apprenticeship.”

    For more information about the ‘Trade Readiness’ program and its benefits to employers please contact TAFE NSW’s ‘Trade Readiness’ coordinator, John Quine on 13 79 74.

  • 29-Apr-2014 20:05 | Deleted user

    The School of Business at the University of Western Sydney is looking for organisations that may be able to offer our students an internship or that may be interested in a group of students undertaking a specific project relating to their business. This may be in a number of areas including Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Management and so on. The students available to undertake this work would be final year undergraduates for the project work or, in the case of internships, generally postgraduate students.


    If you would like further information please contact Warren Day on 9685 9103, mobile 0407 894 684 or email

  • 29-Apr-2014 20:02 | Deleted user

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta is renowned for providing individualised service to every guest. From the time of check in, to dining to when guests leave the hotel, the friendly staff are there to ensure you enjoy a memorable experience.

    Novotel would like to introduce their newest member of the team, Kristiana Terkes, who is a true vision of the hotel and the hospitality industry. Kristiana joins the team with over 15 years experience in the hotel industry. Together with Executive Chef, Pierre Wong, they have plans to take the food and beverage department at Novotel Parramatta to new heights and create an exciting environment for both guests and their employees.

    Kristiana has been with Accor Hotels for over 10 years, most recently at Accor’s 5 star brand, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Kristiana is dedicated to going above and beyond for her conference guests and diners in Two Forks Restaurant and Bar, living by the mantra ‘Customer service comes to me as second nature, I don’t think about it anymore, my guest’s happiness is all that matters’.

    Kristiana is a vision of Accor’s People-ology in action. People-ology is Accor’s art of human connection that sets the brand apart from others in the hotel industry, understanding loyalty is not about marketing gimmicks but rather recognising guests and making them feel special. Kristiana’s interaction with a recent hotel guest is proof of this vision. Kristiana had noticed a guest in the hotel that seemed visibly distressed and wasn’t having a great day. She approached the guest to see if she could assist, the lady explained the day she had and said she was waiting for her husband. Kristiana ensured the guest had a room to freshen up and stayed talking with the lady in the lobby, comforting her until her husband arrived to pick her up. Kristiana doesn’t just create experiences for regulars but for all guests whether it’s their first or tenth visit.

    With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, the team is determined to create an exceptional experience for all diners, and make sure every mum feels special at Novotel. Executive Chef, Pierre has created a buffet menu that is sure to delight with freshly baked breads, delicious, pancakes, hot items and a dessert spread of chocolate mousse, tartlets, cakes, Danishes and more. Plus candy buffet for the young heart!

    To experience the spectacular customer service of the Food & Beverage team at Novotel Sydney Parramatta, be sure to get in quickly to book Mother’s Day Brunch. Find out how mum eats free plus book 6 or more adults to receive a complimentary bottle of wine*. For further information visit or contact the hotel on 02 9630 4999.

  • 29-Apr-2014 20:00 | Deleted user

    Do you, or someone you know, have a great idea that you know has potential, but you don’t have the funds to get it off the ground?

    Through The Telegraphs and NewsLocal Champions of the West grants program, your idea has the chance to come to life. Whether you’re an individual, group or business, you can nominate to be considered for a $10,000 grant to start your idea. You might be a community group needing funding for facility upgrades; or a sporting group wanting to purchase new equipment; or you work in the health industry and a grant will assist with clinical funding. The Champions of the West grants program recognises the talent, ingenuity, creativity and determination of Western Sydney. Find out more here

  • 29-Apr-2014 19:52 | Deleted user

    Congratulations to Fay Calderone, Director in the MatthewsFolbigg Workplace Solutions Group on recently winning the prestigious NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Award – Emerging Leader in the Private Sector.

    Designed to celebrate emerging female talent, as well as the women and men who help women achieve, the judging panel were overwhelmed by the hundreds of entries received and inspired by all the stories heard throughout the nomination process. 

    These Awards are an opportunity to showcase the talent that's available in the NFP, public, private and small business sectors of Australia. It's also a reminder of the mentors, change champions and agenda setters who are leading the change on workplace gender equality. 

    All of us at MatthewsFolbigg are delighted that Fay’s hard work and talent has not only been recognised in the legal profession but throughout the private sector.

  • 29-Apr-2014 19:45 | Deleted user

    Treat Mum this Mother’s Day with a Deluxe Seafood Buffet at TABLE:30 in PARKROYAL Parramatta. Enjoy a special rate of $69.00 per person (normally $79.00) when you mention WSBC.

    Mum will enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival and be able to enjoy a relaxed gourmet lunch.

    To Book call 02 9689 3333 or email Bookings are essential.

  • 29-Apr-2014 16:21 | Deleted user
    Find out how mum eats free plus book 6 or more adults to receive a complimentary bottle of wine*

    For bookings, call 02 9890 0889 or click here for more information.

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